August 1 Wednesday

Opera


Budafest Summer Opera and Ballet Festival: Verdi: La forza del destino. 7pm, Opera House, VI, Andrássy út 22. Tel: 353-0170. www.viparts.hu

Dance

Park Action! Contemporary dance improvisation by Alexandra Lex & András Párniczky. Open-air performance, admission free. 7pm, Millenáris Park. II, Fény utca 20-22. Tel: 438-5335, 438-5312.

Open-air Flamenco Evening: Andrea Lippai and the FlamenCorazon Dance Theater.8.30pm, National Dance Theater, Carmelite Yard. Castle District, I, Színház utca 1-3. Tel: 201-4407.

Concerts

Music in the Zoo: MÁV Symphony Orchestra play Mozart, Mascagni, Rossini, Offenbach, Bizet, Verdi, Brahms. 8.30pm, Budapest Zoo. XIV, Állatkerti körút 6-12. Tel: 363-3797. (Rain day: August 2.)

Open-air klezmer: Dávid Klezmer Quintet, Judit Klein (vocal). If bad weather held indoors. 8pm, Óbudai Társaskör, III, Kiskorona utca 7. Tel: 250-0288.

Open-air jazz: Tony Lakatos (sax), Béla Szakcsi Lakatos (piano), Mónika Rostás (vocal), András Lakatos Pecek (drums), Csaba Rostás (dance, percussion). 8pm, Pest County Hall, courtyard. If bad weather held indoors. V, Városház utca 7. Tel: 318-6066.
www.sambosi.hu


August 2 Thursday

Dance


Our Dance Traditions: Open-air performance byBudapest Dance Ensemble. 8.30pm, National Dance Theater, Castle District, I, Színház utca 1-3. Tel: 201-4407.

Concerts

XVIth Budafest Summer Opera and Ballet Festival: Kodály Youth World Orchestra concert conducted byTamás Vásáry. 7pm, Opera House, VI, Andrássy út 22. Tel: 353-0170. www.viparts.hu

Open-air Beethoven concert by Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, Jenô Jandó (piano), Zsolt Hamar (conductor). (Rain day: August 3). 8.30pm, Vajdahunyad Castle Festival, XIV, City Park. Tel: 363-420.

Open-air jazz: Felly K (vocal) & Árpád Oláh Tzumo (piano), Károly Binder (piano) & Mihály Borbély (saxophone). 8pm, Pest County Townhall, courtyard. If bad weather held indoors. V, Városház utca 7. Tel: 318-6066.
www.sambosi.hu


August 3 Friday

Opera


Budafest Summer Opera and Ballet Festival: Verdi: La forza del destino. 7pm, Opera House, VI, Andrássy út 22. Tel: 353-0170. www.viparts.hu

Dance

Mur mur de la Mediterranée: Open-air performance by Budapest Dance Theater. 8.30pm, National Dance Theater, I, Színház utca 1-3. Tel: 201-4407.

Concerts

Open-air jazz: Berki Tamás Band, Tony Lakatos (sax) and Brazilian guests Juliana Da Silva (vocal), Zélia Fonseca (guitar), Angela Frontera (percussions), Paulo Cardos (doublebass). 8pm, Pest County Townhall, courtyard. If bad weather held indoors. V, Városház utca 7. Tel: 318-6066. www.sambosi.hu


August 4 Saturday

Concerts


Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra: Works by Farkas, Weiner, Tchaikovsky, Dohnányi, Puccini, Bartók, Elgar, Kreisler. Open-air concert, in case of bad weather held indoors. 8pm, Kiscelli Museum. Buda, District III, Kiscelli utca 108. Tel: 250-0304.

Gypsy Festival: Rajkó Orchestra, Margit Bangó, Caramel, László Gáspár, Caffe Latino, Romancek Ensemble. 8.30pm, Margit Island Open-air Theater. Tel: 340-4196.

What else?

Chain Bridge Festival: Budapest eldest bridge, Lánchíd hosts a festival every weekend durig the summer. Program: Light and Classical Aug 4-5. Corvinus Quartet, Union Brass Quintet, Ecos del Alma, Drums Percussion Group, Fugato Orchestra. 11am-9pm, Change Bridge, Pest and Buda side.


Chain Bridge Festival feeling with the Agostones Group


August 5 Sunday


Concert


Eszter Váczi & The Szörp. Acid-jazz. 9pm, Old Man’s Pub, VII, Akácfa utca 13. Tel: 322-7645.

What else?

Chain Bridge Festival: Budapest eldest bridge, Lánchíd hosts a festival every weekend durig the summer. Program: Light and Classical Aug 4-5. Harcsa Veronika Quartet, Dániel Löwenberg, Canarro, Vanmocsello Duo, Opera Viva, Prohászka Flute Quartet, Quartet Escualo & tango dancers. 11am-9pm, Change Bridge, Pest and Buda side.


August 6 Monday

Opera


Budafest Summer Opera and Ballet Festival: Verdi: La forza del destino. 7pm, Opera House, VI, Andrássy út 22. Tel: 353-0170. www.viparts.hu

Concerts

The “100-member” Gypsy Orchestra play Sarasate, Monti, Khachaturian, Brahms, Hubay, Dinicu, Rossini, Bizet, Liszt, J Strauss. (Rain day: August 7). 8.30pm, Vajdahunyad Castle Festival. XIV, City Park. Tel: 363-4201.

Latin guitar duo: Tibor Tátrai and Gábor Szûcs. 9pm, Old Man’s Pub, VII, Akácfa utca 13. Tel: 322-7645.

Jackie Orszáczky & Tina Harrod (Australia): Blues, funky, jazz. 9pm, A38 Ship. Petôfi Bridge, Buda side. Tel: 464-3940.


August 7 Tuesday

Dance


Kalotaszeg: Budapest Dance Ensemble. Open-air performance. 8.30pm, the Carmelite Yard of National Dance Theater, Buda, District I, Színház utca 1-3. Tel: 201-4407.

Concert

Jeff Andrews (US), Miklós Birta, Krzysztof Zavadszki (PL). Jazz concert. 9pm, A38 Ship. Petôfi Bridge, Buda side. Tel: 464-3940. www.a38.hu


August 8 Wednesday

Opera


Budafest Summer Opera and Ballet Festival: Puccini: Madam Butterfly. 7pm, Opera House, VI, Andrássy út 22. Tel: 353-0170. www.viparts.hu

Dance

Open-air Flamenco: Andrea Lippai and the FlamenCorazon Dance Theater. 8.30pm, National Dance Theater, Casle District, I, Színház utca 1-3. Tel: 201-4407.

Concerts

Open-air jazz: Tony Lakatos (saxophone), Roberto Magris (piano), László Attila Quintet. 8pm, Pest County Townhall, courtyard. If bad weather held indoors. V, Városház utca 7. Tel: 318-6066. www.sambosi.hu

Swing in the Zoo: Hot Jazz Band. 8.30pm, Budapest Zoo. XIV, Állatkerti körút 6-12. Tel: 363-3797. (Rain day: August 9.)

Sziget Festival: Highlights of the day are: Mando Diao (S), Quimbi, Manu Chao (F), Nitzer Ebb (D), Sierra Maestra (Cuba), Salif Keita (ML), Unkle (GB), Yonderboi, Gary Willis’ Slaughterhouse (US/E). Tickets: Ft8,000/day or Ft37,500/week. District III, Óbuda Island. www.sziget.hu


August 9 Thursday

Dance


Open-air Argentine Tango Show: Johanna Kulik, Josip Bartulovic, Quartet Escualo. 8.30pm, National Dance Theater, Castle District I, Színház utca 1-3. Tel: 201-4407.

Concerts

Budapest Klezmer Band. (Rain day: August 10). 8.30pm, Vajdahunyad Castle Festival, XIV, City Park. Tel: 363-4201.

Open-air jazz concert: Roby Lakatos (violin) and friends. 8pm, Pest County Townhall, courtyard. If bad weather held indoors. V, Városház utca 7. Tel: 318-6066.
www.sambosi.hu

Sziget Festival: Highlights of the day are: The Chemical Brothers (GB), Kaizers Orchestra (N), Gentleman & The Far East Band (D), The Good, the Bad and the Queen (GB), Ska Cubano (GB/Cuba/JAM), Tinariwen (ML), Cesaria Evora (Cape Verde), IAMX (GB), Negative (FIN), Soulfly (US), Mike Stern Band (US). Tickets: Ft8,000/day or Ft37,500/week. District III, Óbuda Island. www.sziget.hu


August 10 Friday

Opera


Budafest Summer Opera and Ballet Festival: Puccini: Madam Butterfly. 7pm, Opera House, VI, Andrássy út 22. Tel: 353-0170. www.viparts.hu

Concerts

Sziget Festival: Highlights of the day are: Pink (US), Madness (GB), Gogol Bordello (US), Laurent Garnier (F), Mau Mau (I), SKAtalites (JAM/US), Rachid Taha (ALG/F), Cassius (F), Skinni Puppy (CAN). Tickets: Ft8,000/day or Ft37,500/week. District III, Óbuda Island.
www.sziget.hu

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Pink (US)

August 11 Saturday

Concerts


Sziget Festival: Highlights of the day are: The Hives (S), Nine Inch Nails (US), The Rakes (GB), Paradox Trio (US), Fanfare Ciocarlia (R), Resin Dogs (AUS), Nevermore (US). Tickets: Ft8,000/day or Ft37,500/week. District III, Óbuda Island. www.sziget.hu

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The Hives (S)


What else?

Chain Bridge Festival: Budapest eldest bridge, Lánchíd hosts a festival every weekend durig the summer. Program: Dance Music Aug 11-12. Santa Diver Trio, CopacaBand Bossa Nova, Swing Ladies Hungary, Ricardo Salsa Club, Boogie & Cry Baby. 11am-9pm, Change Bridge, Pest and Buda side.


August 12 Sunday

Opera


Budafest Summer Opera and Ballet Festival: Bizet: Carmen. 7pm, Opera House, VI, Andrássy út 22. Tel: 353-0170. www.viparts.hu

Concerts

Sziget Festival: Highlights of the day are: Sinéad O’ Connor (IRL), Babylon Circus (F), Razorlight (GB), Faithless (GB), Alpha Blondy (Ivory Coast), Eddie Palmieri (US), Fun-Da-Mental (GB), Satyricon (N), Erik Truffaz Quartet feat Ed Harcourt (F/GB). Tickets: Ft8,000/day or Ft37,500/week. District III, Óbuda Island. www.sziget.hu

What else?

Chain Bridge Festival Weekends: Chain Bridge Festival Weekends: Budapest eldest bridge, Lánchíd hosts a festival every weekend durig the summer. Program: Dance Music Aug 11-12. Mojo, Nouva Trio, Boogie Mama, Charlie Firpo Big Band, Tom Prince & The Ex, Jerry Lee Lewis Band, Budapest Ragtime Band. 11am-9pm, Change Bridge, Pest and Buda side.

What’s next?

Sziget Festival: Aug 8-15. www.sziget.hu
Jewish Summer Festival: Aug 25-Sep 3.
www.zsidonyarifesztival.hu
Cirque du Soleil: Oct 30-31, Budapest Arena. www.budapestarena.hu
Gwen Stefani: Oct 19, Budapest Arena.
www.muco.hu
Joe Cocker: Nov 7, Debrecen, Fônix Hall.
www.showtimebudapest.hu


On the horizon

Valley of Arts: July 27-Aug 5.
www.kapolcs.hu
Sziget Festival: Aug 8-15.
www.sziget.hu
Jewish Summer Festival: Aug 25-Sep 3.
www.zsidonyarifesztival.hu
Gwen Stefani: Oct 19, Budapest Arena.
www.muco.hu



Sites highly recomended by Tram6 crew:

www.a38.hu - live concerts and parties with international performers.
www.festivalcity.hu - Budapest Spring Festival, Budapest Autumn Festival
www.cedt.hu - Central Europe Dance Theater. Contemporary dance performances.
www.fono.hu - Hungarian folk music, jazz, world music.
www.majazz.hu - Jazz concerts.
www.nemzetitancszinhaz.hu - All about dance, from ballet to contemporary.
www.godorklub.hu - underground club
www.opera.hu - Opera perfromances and ballet in the Opera House and Erkel Theater.
www.pecsa.hu - live concerts, Hungarian and international.
www.trafo.hu - Trafo House of Contemporary Arts. Contemporary dance, theater, music, art, Hungarian and International alike, also live concerts and parties.
www.showtimebudapest.hu - concerts
www.muco.hu - concerts